GH1640 / GH1660 Lathe

Heavy duty industrial capacity metal lathes

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£10,990.00 Inc. VAT

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Warco GH1640 / GH1660 Gear Head Lathe

Heavy duty industrial capacity machines, for the serious machinist.


The GH1640 and GH1660 metalworking lathes are ideal for heavy duty, industrial use.

Industrial capacity and highest levels of quality throughout.



  • Chrome molybdenum headstock gears, hardened and ground.
  • Large diameter spindle is supported by taper roller bearings.
  • 80mm spindle bore.
  • Very quiet operation.
  • Solid, extremely high quality bed casting - cast iron for added rigidity.
  • Hardened and ground sideways.
  • Saddle slideways are Turcite-B coated.
  • One shot lubrication system to slides.
  • Jogging button.
  • Offset tailstock facility.
  • Five position carriage stop.
  • Telescopic leadscrew covers.
  • Removable gap bed to allow a 700mm swing.
  • Universal gearbox for inch, metric and module threads -  lever selection means change gears not required.
  • All thread cutting pitches selected through gear box, no need to change individual gears.
  • Full DRO system supplied and fitted.



Standard equipment includes:

  • 250mm 3 jaw chuck
  • 300mm 4 jaw independent chuck
  • 300mm faceplate
  • Quick change tool post
  • Fixed and travelling steadies
  • Coolant system
  • Full length rear splash guard
  • Foot operated spindle brake
  • Halogen work lamp
  • Thread dial indicator
  • Mounting pads and levelling screws
  • Dead centre
  • Headstock reducer sleeve 7MT-5MT
  • Coolant system
  • Tool box with maintence tools
  • Operation manual and spare parts list


Each machine comes supplied with an individual accuracy test report.


GH1640 / GH1660 Specification


GH1640 GH1660

Item No.

4004 4050

Centre height over bed

230mm 230mm

Distance between centres

1000mm 1525mm

Centre height over cross slide

145mm 145mm

Centre height in gap

350mm 350mm

Spindle bore

80mm 80mm

Spindle speeds

42 - 1800 rpm x 12 42 - 1800 rpm x 12

Spindle nose

Cam Lock DI-8 Cam Lock DI-8

Main motor 3 phase

5.5kw (5500w) 5.5kw (5500w)

Coolant pump

40w 40w

Thread cutting range inch

1 5/8" - 72 tpi 1 5/8" - 72 tpi

Thread cutting range mm

0.5 - 20 mm x 24 0.5 - 20 mm x 24

Module threads range

0.25 - 10 mp x 20 0.25 - 10 mp x 20

Longitudinal feed

0.04 - 2.46 mm/r 0.04 - 2.46 mm/r

Cross feed

0.03 - 1.23 mm/r 0.03 - 1.23 mm/r

Cross slide travel

230mm 230mm

Compound slide travel

100mm 100mm

Tailstock quill travel

130mm 130mm

Tailstock taper


Dimensions & Weight


2310mm 2810mm


1000mm 1000mm


1280mm 1280mm


2485kg 2630kg


All Warco lathe prices include VAT and delivery.


If you're interested in either of these machines, don't hesitate to call us on 01428 682929.


Over 40 years of supplying lathes to engineers worldwide,  buy with confidence.